Pigmented lines on the lens were first described by Brueckner1 in 1907. Vogt2 referred to this condition as retroiridal pigmented lines on the anterior capsule of the lens and described 9 cases in his "Atlas." Lugli3 and Streiff4 reported 5 and 3 cases respectively. Twenty-two cases in Geneva, Switzerland, were reported by Bischler.5 As far as I can determine, this abnormality has never been described in the American or the English literature. The purpose of this report is to bring the condition to the attention of American ophthalmologists and to report 2 new cases, 1 of a soldier aged 27. His case is unique because in all previously reported cases the condition occurred in persons over 40 years of age.
Pigmented lines in the retroiridal region of the anterior capsule of the lens occur nearly always bilaterally, although they may be more pronounced on one